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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drought Assistance, 20/03/2018. As per the latest data available on land use statistics, State-wise details of cultivable land (agricultural land) in the country for the year 2014-15 is given at Annexure I. The State wise details of suicides in farming/ agriculture sector during the years 2014 and 2015 as per NCRB Report may be seen at Annexure-II. State-wise details of assistance sought and approved (by Government of India) from NDRF during the last three years and the current year i.e.

At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said.

At least 17 people are dead on Madagascar after a tropical cyclone struck the Indian Ocean island nation at the weekend.

A MASSIVE thunderstorm swept through the Omusimboti village in the Oshakati area on Friday evening, damaging a power line, uprooting trees, destroying mahangu fields and houses in its wake.

Rains continued to leave a trail of death and destruction across the country Monday.

The tsunami catalogues of the Atlantic include two transatlantic tsunamis in the 18th century the extensively studied 1st November 1755, and 31st March 1761. The latest event struck Portugal, Spain, and Morocco around noontime. Several sources report a tsunami following the earthquake as far as Cornwall (United Kingdom), Cork (Ireland) and Barbados (Caribbean).

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has sought state government’s reply by Friday in response to a PIL complaining about farmers from Banaskantha district who did not get compensation for the damages the

The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2015 showed that a staggering 22 percent of total damage and loss from natural disasters in developing countries was absorbed by the agriculture sector alone.

Rivers have already started drying up

Moody’s has criticised the city of Cape Town over its handling of the water-supply crisis, saying it will have severe consequences for the city’s long-term finances.